Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s Fall Color Show
It is hard to believe that mother nature can be so beautiful!
Western Maryland’s locomotive #734 enjoys the fall scenery in all of its splendor!
Set against the Maryland countryside, Western Maryland Scenic Railroad winds through the countryside on its 16 mile round trip to Frostburg from Cumberland, Maryland. This is a passenger excursion train which visits six visitor stations along the way. They offer coach and first class service plus you can reserve the caboose for a great ride!
Note: at 4:54 in to the clip, you get a great shot of her coming out of the tunnel!
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad runs a Baldwin 2-8-0 “Consolidation” type locomotive #734 built in 1916. One of many locomotives to come out of the Baldwin locomotive works, she replaced the American type 4-4-0 locomotives that had been the most popular up until then.
“Consolidation” was the key word, since they replaced 4 driving wheels with 8 replacing the 4 wheel leading truck with just 2 wheels. They were therefore “consolidating” the power into the driving wheels instead.
Let us know if you have ever had a chance to take this excursion train or one like it! We would love to hear about your experience!